Wow, I thought nouveau was still pre-alpha. FC 7 should be out within a month (the 24th, supposedly).
"Michael Dell, the founder, chairman and chief executive of Dell, is himself an Ubuntu user..."
I wish I had his hardware
Ubuntu Feisty is hog-heaven if you aren't adverse to proprietary stuff. I set it up on a friend's Vista Core Duo Thinkpad. Vista barfed at repartitioning its own disk (though that is the recommended dual boot procedure, since MS has hockeyed around with NTFS so most Linux partitioners can't handle it). Feisty handled it with aplomb. It recognized the proprietary ATI X1300 and Intel wireless and just grabbed the drivers. Every time I pointed it at a different format it just downloaded the drivers, no muss or fuss, Flash, MOV, MP3, FLV, WMV, others (however it didn't find libdvdcss if you wanted to watch commercial DVDs, those you had to dig up for yourself). WPA-PSK worked out of the box (I remember having to futz with wpa_supplicant conf files as recently as Edgy). Beryl worked. It even mounted FSTAB Samba shares at boot even though he had to plug in his Wallet PW phrase to activate his wireless ethernet connection.
By comparison, Vista seemed crude, networking was a PITA, the graphics looked crappy, it was slow, it even froze solid once when Firefox tried to save a file to its application directory. I couldn't wait to boot back in the Feisty.
I've been playing with Ubuntu ever since Warty Warthog, 4.10, and frankly, I never found it very compelling, but I've got to say, I am VERY impressed with Feisty (not that it didn't display a few quirks and gotchas on both the other machines I installed it on, upgrading my previously Hoary Hedgehog Kubuntu and another fresh install for another friend).